A farm boy born in Clandeboye, Ontario in 1907, Clint Hodgins literally grew up with reins in his hands. His father and uncle were both harness drivers. Hodgins came into demand as a catch driver and his local fame grew, until he led all Canadian drivers in 1936. When he came to the U.S., he soon made headlines with such outstanding horses as Proximity, Bye Bye Byrd and Adios Butler. Hodgins had more than 1,800 wins and his horses earned $6.2 million in purse money. Inducted into the Living Hall of Fame in 1973, Clint Hodgins died in 1979 in London, Ontario.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals